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Welcome to The Soy Connection Podcasting center, an ongoing series of interviews with Soy Connection newsletter editorial board members and authors summarizing research data on soy and human health.

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Soy and a Healthy Gut Microbiota

The types of bacteria residing in the gut have a significant impact on overall health. Supplements and prebiotics are commonly consumed today to promote gut health. In this podcast, Dr. Elaine Krul focuses on emerging data suggesting that soy products may promote a healthy gut microbiota. Dr. Krul is a senior fellow in the Global Nutrition Innovation Group at DuPont Nutrition and Health and is an adjunct associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to this podcast, Dr. Krul’s complete article on this topic can be found in the Volume 24, No. 3 issue of The Soy Connection Newsletter.

Soy Feeds A Hungry World

Soy is playing a growing role in feeding a hungry world. In this podcast, author Peter Goldbitz examines the importance of soy in providing health and nutrition from Asia to Europe, Africa to Latin America. With nearly 8 billion people in the world today and another billion on the way by 2040, soy is poised to help meet the nutritional needs of a growing and hungry world.

How Soy Fits In When It Comes to Fatty Acids

A recent meta-analysis found no evidence of a direct relationship between the intake of saturated fat and coronary heart disease. Are saturated fats not as bad as they seem, and where do polyunsaturated fats and soybean oil fit in? These questions are examined by Dr. Bruce Griffin in this podcast. He is a professor of nutritional metabolism at the University of Surry in the United Kingdom, and he gives his take on these questions and more. We invited you to listen, and learn.

Evaluating the Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Depression

Statistics show that the number of people suffering from depression is growing. Could there be a connection between diet and mood? Dr. Mark Messina says yes, and that soy isoflavones can help. In this brief and informative podcast, Dr. Messina discusses the positive impact soy isoflavones can have on mood and depression—especially in women experiencing hormonal changes. We invite you to listen and find out more by reading Dr. Messina’s full article on these topics in the Volume 23.4 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter.

Soy Protein and Muscle Protein Synthesis

Jared Dickinson, PhD, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, has focused his research on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the loss of muscle size and functioning with aging, and how exercise and nutrition can be utilized to improve muscle health in older adults and the clinical population. In this podcast, Dr. Dickinson focuses specifically on the overall impact soy protein has on the development of skeletal muscle and how to maximize soy intake for optimal muscle protein synthesis. More can be learned by reading Dr. Dickinson’s full article on this topic in the Volume 23, No. 3 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter.

Profile of Soy Elevated in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Where does soy fit into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? In this podcast, Registered Dietitian Patricia Samour notes that soy gained a more prominent place in the Guidelines. Soy was added to the protein foods group and is an important part of the vegetable legume group. In this short and sweet podcast you'll find out all about it, and also learn how the Guidelines approach chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. You can read the complete article on this topic in the Volume 23.1 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter.

Research and Cancer Organizations Support Use of Soy

Should women with breast cancer consume soy? It is a question that Dr. Mark Messina is asked all the time. In this podcast, he reviews the findings of studies on this subject, as well as the positions of organizations who deal with breast cancer on a daily basis. This brief podcast will explore these issues, and you can find out more by reading Dr. Messina's full article on these topics in the Volume 23.1 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter

Evaluating Research Studies and the Hierarchy of Evidence

Health and nutrition studies abound. Whether about red wine, chocolate, or soy, how do you determine which studies carry the most weight? In this podcast, Dr. Guy Johnson, principal of Johnson Nutrition Solutions, examines the hierarchy of evidence and provides insight into the types of research studies that are done and why some are more reliable than others. Also, see the Volume 22, No. 1 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter for additional insights from Dr. Johnson.

Soy Formula May Be Good Choice for Infants

Researchers at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center have found that infants fed soy formula have demonstrated healthy growth and development equal to that of milk fed or breast-fed infants. That is just one finding in the long term Beginnings Study being conducted at the Center. The research, funded in part by the USDA, is studying development, nutritional status and overall health of formula fed children from birth through puberty. In this podcast, Dr. Thomas Badger, director of the Center, discusses the findings of the study so far.

Separating Fact from Fiction

The labeling of biotech, or genetically engineered, crops is a hot topic. One federal proposal would call for labeling based on whether or not food is determined to be "materially different" from food derived from conventionally grown crops. In this podcast, Dr, Alison Van Eenennaam from the University of California, Davis, discusses the data and consensus of scientific opinion, and separates fact from fiction in regard to genetically engineered crops.

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